|Mary Anderson on the McQuestens of Whitehern, Art Waves #114|
2011 has been named McQuesten Year, largely due to the attention historian and writer Mary Anderson has brought to this family, which was so important to Hamilton's development. Her new book, Tragedy and Triumph, tells the story of Thomas B. McQuesten, the most influential and prominent figure in the family, but also of his sister Ruby, whose life and work made Tom's accomplishments possible.
Keywords: McQuesten Year; High Level Bridge; Royal Botanical Gardens; QEW; Joseph Brant; Molly Brant; tuberculosis; Victorian medicine; Whitehern
|Liz Corey, Poet and Reenactor, Art Waves #56|
Elizabeth Corey gives us a fascinating look inside Hamilton’s Whitehern, where she inhabits the persona of the cook of the historic home by day. By night she writes poetry. To find out how Liz’s “two lives” inform each other, listen to this engaging episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: poetry; Whitehern; historical reenactor; inspiration; Hamilton
|216 Doors Open 2014 Shannon Kyles ( Apr. 27, ' 14)|
You may think you know your town, but you don't know her until you've been to Doors Open, the amazing free history and architecture festival. It happens in Hamilton on the first weekend of every May and is two days of pure delight. Architecture expert Shannon Kyles came by to tell us what's up for Doors Open 2014.
Keywords: Architectural Conservancy of Ontario; Military Museum; Dundurn Castle; Whitehern; Gryphon Cottage; the William Pring House; Workers Arts & Heritage Centre; In Praise of Older Windows; Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology; Erland Lee Museum; Battlefield House; Pinehurst; Moffat Kinoshida; MacNab Presyterian; St. Lawrence; TH&B Rail; Hamilton Port Authority; Empire Times; Seedworks; Ferguson Pumping Station; Carnegie Gallery; Dundas Museum; Germania Club; St. Paul's Glanford; Hindu Temple on 20 Road East; Rick & Angel Lintack; David Premi; The Fureys